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Feminist Narrative Analytics: Letters, Archives and Gendered Labour Politics

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By: Maria Tamboukou Edited by: Jamie Lewis Published: 2015 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Datasets
Data Type: Letters
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Abstract

Working with letters as ‘documents of life’ is becoming an increasingly popular approach in the social sciences, but how to work with these archival documents is still relatively unclear. This dataset exemplar is intended to throw light on a feminist narrative analysis of letters found in the archives. The data used in this exemplar are provided by Professor Maria Tamboukou from the University of East London, and are taken from research she conducted in the New York Public Library with letters of women trade unionists in the New York garment industry in the first half of the twentieth century. The dataset exemplar comprises three autobiographical letters exchanged between Fannia Mary Cohn and her friends and comrades in the trade union. The exemplar will help you ...

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About This Dataset
Citation Provided by Data Source

Fannia M. Cohn papers. Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.

Data author(s) and affiliations

Professor Maria Tamboukou, University of East London

Dataset source website address

http://archives.nypl.org/mss/588

Funding sources/suppliers

British Academy, small grant: SG112079

Data collection dates

June–July 2012

Unit of analysis

Women trade unionists in the garment industry, US

Location covered by data

The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations.